It is with great enthusiasm that I invite you to learn more about Berkshire Community College.
You'll find a lot of useful information here on our site, but there is more to BCC than facts and figures, course lists, prerequites and campus directions. It is a challenge to communicate the feeling of a place, its values and its culture through a website.
Day in and day out, our faculty skillfully and tirelessly share their knowledge and make themselves accessible to support and advise. At the same time, they are improving their own skills and curricular offerings to meet the ever-changing educational needs of our students. Our caring and efficient administrative and professional staff work to make the bureaucracy less bureaucratic and are committed to removing obstacles.
As a college, we are dedicated to making education more accessible -- through developmental programs designed for students who need assistance, online courses and satellite campuses serving the entire county. We continue to make improvements to our physical facilities and offer the latest technology to support students, faculty and staff.
Students are the reason we are all here. They inspire us with their commitment, their work ethic, their personalities, their sacrifices, and their achievements.
Whether your goal is to use BCC as a launching pad for a bachelor's degree at another institution, a source for training to become more productive in your present work, to pursue new or different career opportunities, or a place to learn for the sake of learning, we are here to support you in achieving your dreams and aspirations. Bring us your hope and your effort, and together we will provide you with the best possible education we can.
I invite you to spend some time on the site, and then spend some time with us. Observe the teaching and learning going on in our classrooms. Observe the support we all provide to each other every day -- in good and challenging times. Observe the smiles and camaraderie in the hallways, cafeteria and lounges between classes. Talk to our students. See for yourself.
We hope you will join us in the great adventure underway at Berkshire Community College. It could be the adventure of your life.